No Holds Barred Chili Cook-Off: Let the Flames Begin
Photos by Katharine Shilcutt
Next Saturday, October 17, the normally bucolic grounds of Shady Tavern will be invaded by the heat-seekers and flame-throwers at the No Holds Barred Chili Cook-Off. Now in its third year, the young but increasingly popular chili cook-off will feature between 25 and 30 teams, all of whom are invited to -- as the name implies -- cook up whatever kind of chili cocks their pistols.
The Yo Mama Chili Team from last year's event
The entry fee to the cook-off is $5, which includes unlimited chili tasting. Plenty of ice cold beer will also be on hand to quench the fires from the spicier chilis and a portion of the beer sales will go to benefit Young Professionals for Children. And like last year, this year's cook-off will also be held during the Red River Shootout, so you can be sure to catch the big game on one of Shady Tavern's many TVs while you're chowing down.
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